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Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Museum.

The Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Museum (Closed)

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Gibsland, Louisiana

Gibsland was where Bonnie and Clyde bought their breakfast-to-go just before they were ambushed and killed eight miles south of town. That was in 1934.

In 1992 Gibsland began an annual "Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Festival" on the anniversary of the crime duo's visit. Three years later it opened the Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Museum in its old fire station, mostly as a place for festival-goers to get a little information and purchase souvenirs. To the town's surprise, people came to Gibsland year-round for Bonnie and Clyde, so the museum now stays open in all seasons as well.

Bonnie and Clyde displays.

A friendly rival, the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, opened just up the block in 2005 with a much larger selection of artifacts. But the Authentic Museum has a pair of Bonnie and Clyde dummies that people can pose with, and the most well-stocked selection of festival souvenirs in town.

The Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Museum

I-20 exit 61, then one mile south to Gibsland on Hwy 154 (Main St.). On the right, at the south end of town, you'll see the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum. A hundred yards beyond it, on the right, is the Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Museum. Look for the radio tower behind it.
Closed in 2020.

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